Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/28/14 at 11:57 AM ET
from Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post,
Vinny Lecavalier was one of the first players to step out on the ice for morning skate Friday. The 33-year-old veteran of 14 seasons will find himself in a new spot when the puck drops between the Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs: fourth line center.
Ever since he returned from a back injury Dec. 21, Lecavalier had been playing left wing instead of his natural center position. He had admitted that if he had his druthers he’d still be in the middle, but this isn’t what he had in mind.
“No,” said Lecavalier, who will be the pivot on a line with Zac Rinaldo and Adam Hall, “but I’ll do my best tonight and make sure that our line is ready to go.”
Coach Craig Berube voiced his concern Wednesday night after a loss to the New York Rangers. He didn’t think his team had energy. This shake-up should certainly ruffle some feathers.
“It wasn’t working where it was, so I put him in the middle there,” Berube said. “That’s where we’re gonna start right now.
“We’ll take it shift-by-shift right now.”
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